The table below looks at the statistics for SOA skills in IT contracts advertised for the Essex region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SOA over the 3 months to 25 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
25 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 25 39 45
Rank change year-on-year
+14 +6
Contract jobs citing SOA 27 15 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 6.24% 2.86% 3.29%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.28% 3.74% 4.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 8 9
Median daily rate £428 £248 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+72.72% -55.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £235 £345
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £601 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £450 £438
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 0
Median hourly rate £42.50 £38.34 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.86% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £44.50 £41.25 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+7.87% +10.00%
SOA
East of England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Essex region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Essex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
371 401 393
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 85.68% 76.53% 80.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 222 214 208
Median daily rate £350 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £534 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 72 66 45
Median hourly rate £36.00 £36.67 £33.73
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.82% +8.73%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £24.00 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £44.75 £43.98
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £33.64 £26.25
% change year-on-year
-3.38% +28.15%

SOA
Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Essex region citing SOA as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

SOA Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

SOA
Daily Rate Trend in Essex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SOA across the Essex region.

SOA Daily Rate Trend in Essex

SOA
Daily Rate Histogram in Essex

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SOA across the Essex region over the 3 months to 25 September 2016.

SOA Daily Rate Histogram in Essex

SOA
Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SOA across the Essex region.

SOA Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

SOA
Contract Job Locations in Essex

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SOA within the Essex region over the 3 months to 25 September 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Southend-on-Sea 0 9 £520 -14.04%
SOA
East of England

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 25 September 2016, IT contractor jobs citing SOA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Essex region with a requirement for SOA.

1 36 (85.71%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (54.76%) Open Source
3 22 (52.38%) TDD
3 22 (52.38%) Scrum
4 20 (47.62%) J2EE
5 18 (42.86%) WSO2
6 17 (40.48%) Java
6 17 (40.48%) Oracle
7 16 (38.10%) Middleware
8 15 (35.71%) DevOps
9 14 (33.33%) Configuration Management
9 14 (33.33%) Web Services
9 14 (33.33%) Marketing
9 14 (33.33%) Digital Marketing
9 14 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
10 13 (30.95%) Git (software)
10 13 (30.95%) Jenkins
10 13 (30.95%) Coaching
11 12 (28.57%) Mentoring
11 12 (28.57%) Kanban
11 12 (28.57%) Technical Architecture
12 11 (26.19%) XML
12 11 (26.19%) Linux
13 10 (23.81%) SOAP
13 10 (23.81%) OO
13 10 (23.81%) HTTP
13 10 (23.81%) TCP/IP
13 10 (23.81%) SSL
13 10 (23.81%) Subversion
13 10 (23.81%) Zachman Framework

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 9 (21.43%) Apache
1 9 (21.43%) JBoss
2 8 (19.05%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 8 (19.05%) Oracle Service Bus
3 6 (14.29%) Mule
4 3 (7.14%) Confluence
5 2 (4.76%) Apache ServiceMix
5 2 (4.76%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 1 (2.38%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 8 (19.05%) Adobe Campaign
2 4 (9.52%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (4.76%) Oracle BPM
Communications & Networking
1 10 (23.81%) HTTP
1 10 (23.81%) SSL
1 10 (23.81%) TCP/IP
2 9 (21.43%) SMS
3 2 (4.76%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (21.43%) Big Data
1 9 (21.43%) Relational Database
2 2 (4.76%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 13 (30.95%) Git (software)
1 13 (30.95%) Jenkins
2 10 (23.81%) Subversion
3 3 (7.14%) JIRA
3 3 (7.14%) JIRA Agile
4 2 (4.76%) EasyMock
4 2 (4.76%) Mockito
4 2 (4.76%) SoapUI
5 1 (2.38%) Ant
General
1 14 (33.33%) Marketing
2 9 (21.43%) Legal
3 5 (11.90%) Finance
4 4 (9.52%) Electronics
4 4 (9.52%) Manufacturing
4 4 (9.52%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 13 (30.95%) Architect
2 10 (23.81%) Solutions Architect
3 9 (21.43%) Developer
3 9 (21.43%) Digital Architect
4 8 (19.05%) SOA Developer
5 7 (16.67%) Digital Solutions Architect
5 7 (16.67%) IT Architect
6 4 (9.52%) Agile Developer
6 4 (9.52%) Analyst
6 4 (9.52%) Integration Developer
6 4 (9.52%) Lead DevOps
6 4 (9.52%) Linux/Unix DevOps
6 4 (9.52%) Technical Analyst
7 3 (7.14%) DevOps Engineer
7 3 (7.14%) Java Developer
7 3 (7.14%) QA Manager
7 3 (7.14%) Release Manager
8 2 (4.76%) QA Test Manager
8 2 (4.76%) Test Manager
8 2 (4.76%) XML Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (47.62%) J2EE
2 16 (38.10%) Middleware
3 14 (33.33%) Web Services
4 11 (26.19%) XML
5 10 (23.81%) SOAP
6 9 (21.43%) .NET
7 8 (19.05%) Apache Camel
7 8 (19.05%) JSON
7 8 (19.05%) REST
8 6 (14.29%) Apache CXF
9 2 (4.76%) Java EE
9 2 (4.76%) WireMock
9 2 (4.76%) XSD
9 2 (4.76%) XSLT
10 1 (2.38%) Ajax
10 1 (2.38%) CSS
10 1 (2.38%) HTML
10 1 (2.38%) JSP
10 1 (2.38%) Sass
10 1 (2.38%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (21.43%) Social Media
1 9 (21.43%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 11 (26.19%) Linux
2 10 (23.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (2.38%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (85.71%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (54.76%) Open Source
3 22 (52.38%) Scrum
3 22 (52.38%) TDD
4 15 (35.71%) DevOps
5 14 (33.33%) Configuration Management
5 14 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
5 14 (33.33%) Digital Marketing
6 13 (30.95%) Coaching
7 12 (28.57%) Kanban
7 12 (28.57%) Mentoring
7 12 (28.57%) Technical Architecture
8 10 (23.81%) OO
8 10 (23.81%) Software Engineering
8 10 (23.81%) TOGAF
8 10 (23.81%) Zachman Framework
9 9 (21.43%) Analytics
9 9 (21.43%) Big Data Analytics
9 9 (21.43%) Data Analytics
9 9 (21.43%) Enterprise Architecture
Programming Languages
1 17 (40.48%) Java
2 7 (16.67%) Perl
3 2 (4.76%) C
3 2 (4.76%) SQL
3 2 (4.76%) XPath
4 1 (2.38%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (2.38%) ISEB
1 1 (2.38%) SC Cleared
1 1 (2.38%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (16.67%) QA
System Software
1 9 (21.43%) Docker
Systems Management
1 10 (23.81%) Opscode Chef
1 10 (23.81%) Puppet
2 2 (4.76%) Ansible
3 1 (2.38%) Terraform
Vendors
1 18 (42.86%) WSO2
2 17 (40.48%) Oracle
3 8 (19.05%) Adobe
4 5 (11.90%) SAP
5 2 (4.76%) Google
6 1 (2.38%) IBM
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